Photography has been a lifelong source of friendship and adventure for me and I've been learning the craft since I was a kid. I photographed my first wedding when I was still in college and now I'm in my 10th year of doing this full time. In addition to wedding photography I take on commercial, fashion, editorial, and portrait work. The relationships I build with my wedding clients often lead to yearly get togethers for maternity portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. My client list includes The Grand Ole Opry, The Nashville Symphony, The Frist Museum, HGTV/Discovery Channel, Health Magazine, and AEG Live Events. My wedding photos have appeared in Town & Country, The New York Times, Garden & Gun, Nashville Lifestyle, and Southern Bride.
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I enjoy taking my 11 year old daughter Sophia on bike rides and reading Harry Potter to her before bed time. That is Velma in the bike basket.
My wife Samantha is an artist and an Emmy Award winning art educator at The Frist Art Museum. She makes a great companion in travel and life.
I was raised on cello lessons but fell in love with guitar years later when my Dad taught me Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice". I write songs, record, play open mic nights and earned a BS in music production
I love the outdoors. I'm an Eagle Scout and enjoy any excuse to get together with friends around camp fires, kayaks, ski slopes, and craft beer. This is a photo with my brothers.
I listen to audiobooks while I'm editing photos. I usually get through 40 per year. I'm always looking for recommendations and ready to dish them out.
Last year I turned 40 and my mid-life crisis has included joining adult softball and soccer leagues, playing more tennis, and doing a daily cross-fit workout but no new sports car for me.
I grew up on a farm in Santa Fe, TN and went to Father Ryan High School. I went to college at Ole Miss, MTSU and UT Knoxville where I took a photojournalism class that changed my life. I worked at Vanderbilt before going full time with photography.
I've run with the bulls in Pamplona, hiked the Inka trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, twice watched Bastille Day fireworks under the Eiffel Tower and visited the Taj Mahal in India.